Book of Lies (4/7-5/31)

9 Georganne Deen Mother’s LiesMonday, April 7, Book of Lies, curated by Corazon del Sol and circulated by Curatorial Assistance Traveling Exhibitions, Pasadena, California, will open in the Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery. The exhibition will continue through May 31.

Book of Lies examines the lie as human strategy using examples drawn from artists’ responses to the questions, “What is the lie with which I am most complicit?” and “What is the truth that most feeds my life?” Conceived of as a global conversation about truth and lies held through the medium of works of art and poetry, Eugenia P. Butler invited artists to use the lie to explore our relationship with the truth. The exhibition examines the lie as a human strategy using examples drawn from life situations including childhood, love, and war. Seventy-eight artists responded to these questions in unique and provocative ways, resulting in a body of work curated by Butler and Corazon del Sol titled Book of Lies.

More information about this exhibition is available at our Arts and Culture Calendar.

Image: Georganne Deen, Mother’s Lies, 1994.

 

Tom Beck, Library Gallery, Interviewed for WYPR’s Maryland Morning

jaffee05-360An interview with Tom Beck, Chief Curator of the Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery, aired on WYPR’s Maryland Morning this week, in which he discusses the works currently on display in the Library Gallery exhibition, N. Jay Jaffee Photographs from Public to Personal, 1947-1997. Beck talks about the artist’s personal life and work in relation to the photography of his peers, as well as the historical importance of Jaffee’s photographs.

Listen to the interview, “Photographer N. Jay Jaffee Captured the Spontaneous” at WYPR.org.

More information about the exhibition is available at our Arts and Culture Calendar. N. Jay Jaffee Photographs from Public to Personal is on display now through Sunday, March 23 in the AOK Library Gallery.

Library Research for New Students (3/12)

Are you new to UMBC? Have you tried to use library resources for your course projects and couldn’t find relevant results or don’t know how to begin? If so, this session is for you. During this workshop, you will learn about how to use the Library’s website and services and how to select credible resources for your projects. You can also come with a specific question and ask for assistance.

March 12 (12 pm – 1 p.m.) LIB 259
RSVP to Gergana Kostova at g.kostova@umbc.edu

Spring 2014 Library Workshops

After 5 Session for Returning and Working Learners
March 5 (5:15 pm – 6:15 pm) LIB 259

Are you a returning or working student? Feeling overwhelmed? Want to learn more about what our Library has to offer? This hands-on workshop will offer an overview of the Library’s homepage and demonstrate how to locate electronic/print resources on specific topics. Please bring your research topics to this session.
RSVP to Simmona E. Simmons simmons@umbc.edu.

Library Research for New Students
March 12 (12 pm – 1 p.m.) LIB 259

Are you new to UMBC? Have you tried to use library resources for your course projects and couldn’t find relevant results or don’t know how to begin? If so, this session is for you. During this workshop, you will learn about how to use the Library’s website and services and how to select credible resources for your projects. You can also come with a specific question and ask for assistance.
RSVP to Gergana Kostova at gkosotova@umbc.edu.

EndNote Basic Workshop
March 26 (12 pm – 1 pm) LIB 259

Learn how to utilize the full range of features included in the web-accessible citation manger. This hands-on workshop will focus on setting up an account, importing and transferring references, sharing references, and accessing your references in Microsoft Word.
RSVP to Katy Sullivan at sullivan@umbc.edu.

Illustrating Your Point
March 28 (12 pm – 1 pm) LIB 259

Do you want to find images to use in your presentations, papers and other publications? Join us as we explore image databases/websites like ARTstor, Flickr and even Google Image searching. We will also discuss strategies for determining how images can be used and best practices for citations.
RSVP to Jodi Hoover at hooverj@umbc.edu.

Zotero Workshop
April 9 (12-1pm) LIB 259

Learn how to use this free, easy-to-use tool to collect, organize, cite, and share your research sources.
RSVP to Semhar Yohannes at semhar@umbc.edu.

How Do You Google?
April 16 (12 pm -1 pm) LIB 259

In this interactive workshop, learn how to use the various search interfaces available in Google that allow effective and efficient searching, including advanced search, filters features, command search and more. You will also learn how to combine these findings with your library resources and services to succeed in your research.
RSVP to Gergana Kostova at gkosotova@umbc.edu.

After 5 Session for Returning and Working Learners (3/5)

Are you a returning or working student? Feeling overwhelmed? Want to learn more about what our Library has to offer?

This hands-on workshop will offer an overview of the Library’s homepage and demonstrate how to locate electronic/print resources on specific topics. Please bring your research topics to this session.

March 5 (5:15 pm – 6:15 pm) LIB 259
RSVP to Simmona E. Simmons simmons@umbc.edu.

‘The Problem with Print: publishing born digital scholarship’ (3/25)

burgessJoin us for Helen J. Burgess’ lecture and demonstration — March 25, 2013 at 4 p.m., Library 7th floor — “The Problem with Print: publishing born digital scholarship.”

Dr. Burgess will discuss some of the difficulties for academics seeking to work and publish outside traditional “print-bound” models of humanities scholarship – including issues of professional evaluation and distribution – and show some examples of “born digital” works that would benefit from a new model of publishing.

A reception, sponsored by the Libby Kuhn Endowment Fund, will follow the program.

Find out more information at the AOK Library website: http://aok.lib.umbc.edu/admin/friends/events.php.

Craig Saper, LLC, Named Bearman Foundation Chair in Entrepreneurship

SaperCraig Saper, professor and chair of Language, Literacy, and Culture (LLC), has been named the Bearman Foundation Chair in Entrepreneurship.

“Dr. Saper is a scholar of large achievement and great energy, whose talents and interests make him a superb choice for the Bearman Foundation Chair in Entrepreneurship,” said John Jeffries, dean of the college of arts, humanities, and social sciences (CAHSS).

The Bearman Foundation Chair in Entrepreneurship was established by The Herbert Bearman Foundation to acknowledge and honor the contributions of Dr. Arlene Bearman to the UMBC community. This chair recognizes and supports outstanding teaching skills, an interest in entrepreneurship, and a strong record of scholarship in entrepreneurial studies or a field related to entrepreneurship.

“Since arriving on campus, Dr. Saper has been a whirlwind of research and teaching activity deeply anchored in commitments to social entrepreneurship,” said Bev Bickel, associate professor and former chair of LLC.

This three-year endowed position will provide Saper with funding to integrate entrepreneurship concepts into classroom instruction, advising, and scholarship. Saper will also work with the Alex. Brown Center for Entrepreneurship and Kauffman grant activities, and with the Administrative and Managerial Sciences program.

“My research is deeply anchored in commitments to social entrepreneurship that I have been studying throughout my career,” said Saper.  His recently-released book, Intimate Bureaucracies, examines social entrepreneurship during the creation of the SoHo neighborhood of Manhattan in the 1960s-1980s.

Saper is planning two projects during the course of his Bearman chairmanship.  The first will examine the social entrepreneurship involved in the building of shared memorials and monuments. His research will focus on the entrepreneurs who organized and made the memorials possible.

Saper’s second project will explore the possibility of establishing a digital e-press at UMBC, which is he doing in collaboration with colleagues in the Library, the English department, the media and communication studies program and LLC as part of the campus’s larger Digital Humanities efforts.

“I’m interested in being a participant-observer of this group-entrepreneurial effort that works within, and for, UMBC’s institutional structure and the larger demands of academia and legitimate scholarship,” he said.

But Saper’s objective as the Bearman Foundation Chair isn’t just to achieve his research goals – it’s to offer a new vision of what entrepreneurship can mean.

“Hopefully, at the end of my term I will have promoted a progressive model of entrepreneurship that offers an alternative to Ayn Rand’s outlaw heroes. In the new model, entrepreneurs are part of communities working cooperatively for public space, public schools and the public good not renegades and raiders,” he said.

After 5 Session for Returning/Working Learners (10/24)

Are you a returning or working student? Feeling overwhelmed? Want to learn more about what our library has to offer?

You are invited to this one hour after five session that will cover basic and advanced research tips for successful research. This hands-on workshop will offer an overview of the library’s homepage and show you how to locate electronic/print resources on specific topics. Please bring your research topics to this session.

  • Where: Library, Room 259
  • When: Wednesday, October 24, 5:15 – 6:15 p.m.

Questions? Contact Simmona E. Simmons simmons@umbc.edu or phone ext. 5-3587.

Sponsored by Albin O. Kuhn Library & Gallery

www.umbc.edu/library